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Tag Archives: Dorie Fain

A farewell column and final thoughts

In a word, 2020, has turned into a year that can best be summarized as – wow. Who among us would have imagined all that would come to be in the first six months of this year? Even in my ...

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With the market gyrations, what should you do — if anything?

This has been a huge few weeks in the world and a major shift in the euphoric state of being that many of us had fallen into when considering our expectations for investment returns. For over a year, within my team, we have ...

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The ‘5 Love Languages’ at work

Fitting for the month of Valentine’s Day, a recent employee interaction reminded me of the lessons that I learned from reading the book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” by Gary Chapman. The original book, “The 5 Love ...

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Making life easier

Several years ago, I became convinced that saving passwords in a notebook or Excel spreadsheet wasn’t the safest way to go. At that time, having a smartphone was still new to me. I relied on an employee in my office ...

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Looking for your 20/20 in 2020

Here we are at the end of a decade. When put in these terms, considering that we are at the end of a decade feels significant. In some ways, the last 10 years have felt like a lot of everything ...

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Learning to listen, learning to lead

On Oct. 30, along with 60 classmates, I graduated from the 35th GBC Leadership Class, positively the Best Class Ever. The experience was so vast in depth and impact for me. With such an in-depth level of learning about the ...

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Outsourcing for professional service firms

Since starting my business in 2009, I have leveraged a model of outsourcing several critical business functions that have contributed to the ability to grow over time. Before branching out of the large investment firm where I worked, I was ...

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Parents’ influence on their college graduates

I often find myself in conversations advising college students and recent graduates about how to navigate the start of their career paths. These inquiries range from a parent’s insistence to a professor’s suggestion and sometimes from the individual by his ...

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